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45 Stanwell Park Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Stanwell Park – 2016/17 Performance

Stanwell Park Real Estate Agents sold 18 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 18 Stanwell Park houses took 100 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -10% from their initial listing price.

The best Stanwell Park Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Stanwell Park agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 45 agents operating in the Wollongong Bal council area servicing the Stanwell Park market and 17 agencies, vendors should only use those Stanwell Park agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Stanwell Park property.

With total house price growth of -6% over the last five years Stanwell Park agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Stanwell Park houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -2% (5yr average -1%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Stanwell Park and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Stanwell Park property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Stanwell Park real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Stanwell Park real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

Suburb Overview

Stanwell Park is a picturesque coastal village and northern suburb of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. It is the northernmost point of the Illawarra coastal strip and lies south of Sydney's Royal National Park. It is situated in a small valley between Bald Hill to the north, Stanwell Tops to the west and Mount Mitchell to the south. It has two lagoons from the village

Stanwell Park was the name given to the farm established on the grant given to Matthew John Gibbons in 1824. He was given most of the area called Little Bulli which included present-day Stanwell Park and Coalcliff. The whole of Northern Illawarra went under the Aboriginal name Bulli which means rising up, about the only thing one can do along the narrow coastal strip and indentations of Northern Illawarra. Bulli remains the name of an Illawarra suburb further south of Stanwell Park.

The area was originally inhabited by the Wadi Wadi Aboriginal group. It was first traversed by 3 shipwrecked sailors in an epic journey of survival along hundreds of miles of coastline until rescued at Wattamolla, north of Stanwell Park. Two of their companions were unable to negotiate the Coal Cliffs where the Sea Cliff Bridge is today, and their remains were found by explorer George Bass, who also reported on the rich coal seam apparent in the cliffs.

Mr Gibbons installed a convict, John Paid, to manage the Stanwell Park farm. Paid however used the out-of-the-way valley and a hideout for a gang of bushrangers he formed. He adopted the name of Wolloo Jack and his gang terrorised the Bargo to Liverpool area until he and others of the gang were sent to the gallows in 1829.

When Governor Lachlan Macquarie visited Stanwell Park he remarked in 1822 that: "On our arrival at the summit of the mountain, we were gratified with a very magnificent bird's eye view of the ocean, the 5 Islands, and of the greater part of the low country of Illawarra...After feasting our eyes with this grand prospect, we commenced descending the mountain...The whole clothed with the largest and finest forest trees I have ever seen in the colony.

The valley continued to attract notable people: Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, one of Australia's best-known explorers built the first house at Stanwell Park;Supreme Court Judge John Fletcher Hargrave later owned and holidayed in the area, his inheritance coming to Lawrence Hargrave, one of the world's most important aviation pioneers of the 1890s in the lead-up to powered man flight. He performed his most important experiments at Stanwell Park. Lawrence Hargrave moved to Hillcrest House, having inherited it from his brother Ralph Hargrave, in 1893. It is on the road up to the Stanwell Park railway station.

One of the villages most famous attractions is the curved railway viaduct over Stanwell Creek Gorge. It was built in the 1910s when problems with the old railway route forced the construction of a new track higher up the mountainside. At 65 m above the creek bed, surrounded by profuse rainforest vegetation and containing an estimated five million bricks, it is the largest railway viaduct in Australia.

In the 1980s a fatal accident occurred on the railway due to cliff erosion.

Now Stanwell, or The Park, is home to about 1200 people, a dormitory suburb for commuters to the nearby cities of Sydney and Wollongong, and a popular tourist destination.

The village has a small area of shops and an art gallery on Lawrence Hargrave Drive. Bushwalking is possible on several tracks, most notably the Wodi Wodi Track that climbs Mount Mitchell from the station, and a rather degraded track to Stanwell Tops Lookout, also from the station.

Stanwell Park is famous for paragliding and hang gliding activities from Bald Hill down to its beach, which lies nested between high sea cliffs. Rock climbing can be done at Stanwell Tops which offers a view over the village. A feature is the beach with its two lagoons. The Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Life Saving Club offers beach safety and beach activities such as the Nippers on Sundays in summertime. Stanwell Park Arts Theatre, or S.P.A.T was founded in the early 1970s by Lauren Mitsak, Pam Beckett and others. Joy Weidersatz was the first director. The annual Christmas pantomime is popular, though S.P.A.T puts on all types of shows, including Shakespeare, Satre, musicals, theatre restaurant-style shows, revues, etc.

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